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UNISFA Fact sheet

United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
Location:
Abyei
Headquarters:
Abyei Town
Established: June 2011
Local time:
22 November 2017 - 16:24 EAT

Demilitarizing and monitoring peace in the disputed Abyei Area

The Security Council, by its resolution 1990 of 27 June 2011, responded to the urgent situation in Sudan’s Abyei region by establishing the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). The Security Council was deeply concerned by the violence, escalating tensions and population displacement.

The operation has been tasked with monitoring the flashpoint border between north and south and facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid, and is authorized to use force in protecting civilians and humanitarian workers in Abyei.

UNISFA’s establishment came after the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) reached an agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to demilitarize Abyei and let Ethiopian troops to monitor the area. 

Strength
*Military personnel include contingent troops, experts on mission and staff officers.
Contributing countries

The top ten troop and police contributing countries to the mission are listed below. You can view a full list of countries contributing to all missions on the troop and police contributors page. 

To download the data in as a spreadsheet (CSV format), click anywhere on the chart first, then click on 'download' and select 'crosstabs'. 

Fatalities
Funding

Method of financing: UNISFA is funded through a separate accounted approved on an annual basis by the General Assembly. 

Approved budget: (07/2017– 06/2018): $ 266,700,000 (A/C.5/71/24)

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